A survey by travel website Trip Advisor puts west country beaches in the top ten in the UK and Europe
A totem pole spotted in a Dorset farmhouse has sold for £19,000 at auction in Dorchester. It was being used as a coat stand.
The charity insists that it's back to business as normal, despite the on-going row with its founder.
Thousands of people lined the streets of Taunton today, as 700 Royal Marines marched through the town to officially mark the end of their time in Afghanistan.
The Marines from 40 Commando were the very first to be deployed to the country twelve years ago.
This year, after four tours of duty, they're among the last to return.
As 40 Commando's final homecoming from Afghanistan brings to an end 12 years of involvement in the troubled country - there'll be mixed feelings about what happened during those years.
Defence Correspondent John Andrews reports on what they achieved in that time and the price they paid:
Tributes have been paid to the Dorset-based Olympian Andrew Simpson who's died after his catamaran capsized off the coast of California. The 36 year old, who lived in Sherborne, was training on the Artemis - Sweden's entry in the America's cup - when it overturned.
The Revd Canon ERIC WOODS, Vicar of Sherborne has paid tribute to Andrew Simpson and says the thoughts of the community are with his family.
Books of condolence will be opened at Sherborne Abbey so that people can pay their respects.
John Tweed is the Chief Executive of the Weymouth and Portland Sailing Academy:
Olympic Sailor Lucy MacGregor from Dorset spoke to ITV News West Country:
ITV News West Country Reporter Martin Dowse spoke to John Tweed, Chief Executive of the Weymouth and Portland Sailing Academy:
Last September Andrew 'Bart' Simpson retweeted a link to an article by The Independent, which discussed safety fears ahead of the America's Cup. You can see the original tweet on Andrew's Twitter page.
The community of Sherborne in Dorset will be able to pay their respects to Andrew Simpson, who has been killed in an accident in America.
A Book of Condolence will be opened in the town on Friday.
Olympic shooting champion Peter Wilson has paid tribute to his friend and fellow Sherborne resident Andrew Simpson.
The 2012 gold medal winner expressed his shock at the tragedy which claimed the life of his British team mate.
36 year old Simpson died after his yacht capsized during training for the America's Cup race in San Fransisco Bay, California.
In an exclusive interview with ITV News, Wilson recounts meeting Simpson at a local supermarket shortly before he departed for the States: